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Response to eniwetok (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 01:54 PM

27. In general, I agree....

but the Fed has failed us the last few years, continually driving interest rates down in opposition to non-existing inflation threats. Meanwhile, the general economy has seen inflation in prices and costs, but without any concomitant increase in earnings to offset it. Depressing rates does depress growth if they go too far, which they have.

One big problem we have now is that once you hit effective zero on rates, there's not much you can do to affect things. I guess that's what the free-market zealots want. In the big picture that is dangerous, as 2008 shows. Easing rates back up to the 3% range would probably make life better for everybody.

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